Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest 2016

Over $6,000 in cash grants and prizes


The Yellowstone Park Foundation and the editors of Nature's Best Photography magazine announce the second annual Yellowstone Forever Photo Contest! The competition celebrates the world's first national park through the art of photography. Yellowstone National Park covers more than 2.2 million acres. Home to an amazing variety of wildlife, geothermal features, and vast wilderness, this fantastic park inspires millions of visitors from all over the globe to take photos and share their experiences.


WILDLIFE: Wild animals (mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, etc.) including portraits, behavior, predation, and adults with young. *Note: Photos of captive animals ARE NOT accepted.

LANDSCAPES: Dramatic waterfalls, erupting geysers, expansive mountain views, and the many thermal features of Yellowstone.
Plant life (flowers, trees, and other flora) close-ups, wide-open vistas, storms, sunrises, and sunsets.


Grants and awards will be sent after the final selection of winners has been made in spring of 2017. Winning images will also be featured in a cover story of the next Spring/ Summer issue of Nature’s Best Photography magazine, displayed in an exhibition at the Old Faithful Haynes Photo Shop in Yellowstone National Park, and will appear in online galleries and multimedia presentations.


Photographers at all levels of expertise.

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